Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Megan Skeath, Owner of Mama Coco, located in Manhattan Beach, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Mama designed and owned; Mama Coco provides chic fastener-free everyday essentials designed to make dressing your baby simple and fuss-free. No snaps, no zips, no fuss! Made with soft, stretchy, soothing fabric, so your baby is comfortable and secure in our innovative patent-pending designs.
No more blanket origami for swaddling or frustrating snaps to match up. Simple as can be for parents with a no over-the-head design for easy on-and-off changing. Every garment is also fully reversible for a 2-in-1 benefit. From swaddles, onesies, clothing, and adorable accessories in the cutest patterns, easily dress your baby in style and comfort.
Happy babies for happy parents!
Tell us about yourself
I was born and raised in California and am a mother of two beautiful, happy, silly children. My firstborn, Beckham - a NICU graduate - inspired me in the early days of motherhood to simplify swaddling and dressing for the many new moms struggling with fussy and noisy contraptions with even fussier babes while on very, very little sleep. During this time, I quickly came to realize that the simpler the garment was for my newborn, the easier my life would be - quicker changes, happier baby, more sleep. That simple.
So, Mama Coco's goal is just that. To make swaddling and dressing easier for both baby and parents. I love hearing from Mamas about how grateful they are for the simplistic designs and snuggly soft fabric. The customer reviews and precious photos of babies in their Mama Coco motivate me to reach out and help more Mamas every day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Simply being able to see my idea, born from needing a better solution as a new mom, to now being a beautifully made product that other moms are finding, loving, and sharing within their communities is the biggest accomplishment of all.
Transitioning into a new role as a mom, while incredibly beautiful, is difficult enough as it is. Swaddling and dressing your baby doesn't need to be!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The need to be constantly adaptable, especially in this ever-changing climate we're currently in. From launching Mama Coco in the early days of the Covid pandemic to the ongoing iOS and data policy changes, I've certainly had to make shifts in strategy. Onward and upward!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Believe in yourself.
- Do your research.
- Go for it! And enjoy it!
There are bound to be trying moments, but in those moments, remind yourself of why you decided to start your business and what your mission is.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
The next Mama Coco collection and new styles are expected to drop at the end of Summer! Please stay tuned, follow and subscribe for exclusive updates and offers.
Where can people find you and your business?
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